Order the popular Dutch Apple Pies that benefits the women and children at Hope Springs Women’s Safe House, located in Fountain County. Their mission is to provide an accepting, loving home environment in the Spirit of Jesus where residents can recover from the effects of domestic violence. The Shelter is currently full. Last day to order is Wednesday, October 24!
This year’s goal is to sell over 1,500 pies @ $12/each ($18,000!). For more info about Hope Springs and online pie ordering go to: www.goo.gl/P4Zq4H.
Fountain and Vermillion County are home to many wonderful people who have made a deep impact in the community.
Are you looking for a way to memorialize a loved one or friend who is no longer with us? Or perhaps you would like to honor a family member, friend, co-worker, or service provider who has a positive influence in your daily life? MEMORIAL & HONOR GIFTS are great ways to honor those who are or have been significant in your life or the life of your community. Your gift will go to the fund you specify, in the name of the one you're honoring.
The following individuals have recently passed away and the families have designated that donations in their memory go to the Community Foundation. We honor the following individuals (click on the name for more details): Elizabeth "Lib" Barnhart, Charline Allen, Jeffry Ingalsbe, John Woodrow, Carol Gooding, Richard "Dick" Shelby, Betty Shull, Marvel Dunham, Mary K. Young, Marcia Cooper, Carol V. Myers, James "Jim" McCormick, Rosemarie Haas, Marilyn Gebbink, Jean (Frances) Blickenstaff, Robert "Bob" Branam, Larry Carlson, John Cotten, Sr., Mirriam (Newmark) Fogel, Helen Freas, Heidi (Shambach) Johnson, Joan Rennick, Vicki (Collins) Stevens, and Arley White.
All memorial and honor gifts are acknowledged to the person or people you designate so that the loved one's family, or the person you are honoring, is aware of the gift. Or you can make an anonymous gift if you desire to do so. The amount of the gift is, of course, confidential and only you will receive a gift acknowledgement for tax purposes. It's very easy to give a memorial or honor gift – just CLICK HERE to get started.
The Community Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Community Disaster Relief Fund. The purpose of the fund is to provide needed financial assistance to organizations that are actively engaged in emergency response and recovery operations.
Dale White, CEO of the Community Foundation states, "The Foundation will be collaborating with a variety of organizations in the event of a disaster and will monitor the response and needs from nonprofit organizations that are assisting individuals and famililies that may be displaced. These needs will change as a transation takes place into long-term recovery operations, so the Foundation will continue to assess the situation and make funding decisions as necessary. Hopefully we will never need to use this fund, but if we do, it is in place."
Congratulations to recent grant recipients:
Vermillion County 4-H ($1,000), Fountain County 4-H ($500), Seeger Film Club ($900), Valley Professionals Community Health Center ($1,300), Attica High School ($7,000), Veedersburg Summer Park Program ($3,000), Clinton Fire Department ($1,000), Attica Elementary School ($1,000), NICHES Land Trust ($5,000), South Vermillion High School Cheer Team ($100), Fountain Central High School Academic Honors Banquet ($2,000), Attica Fire Department ($4,380), Covington Police Department ($2,250), Clinton Public Library ($200), Southeast Fountain Elementary School ($1,500), Attica Free Methodist Church ($2,000), Covington Summer Park Program ($4,000). More →
Mound Cemetery has served as a final resting place for area citizens since 1844. Also known as Lower Mound Cemetery, it is located on Old State Road 63, north of Perrysville and a few miles west of Covington, in Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana.
In 1923, a cemetery association was formed and Stephen Grant Wright was elected president. Wright was the owner of Tree Spring Farms at the time. Charles Peyton worked for Wright and he was sent on assignment, just down the road from Tree Spring, to do work and platted the cemetery in 1929-30.
Lower Mound Cemetery is a nice, quiet county cemetery surrounded by fields and is currently the final resting place of nearly 950 interments. There is a large amount of area history and countless personal memories – of family, friends, husbands, wives, and children – contained in Lower Mound Cemetery with burial sites still available.
Daily upkeep and ongoing maintenance are required to care for the cemetery to combat deterioration by preserving, beautifying, and maintaining abandoned or deteriorating graves and for the care and replacement of trees, flowers, shrubbery, etc. Also, the fund will assist in providing an educational benefit to the general public and promote appreciation for community history by maintaining, repairing, and restoring monuments, headstones, and grave markers of historical or architectural significance.
To donate to the Lower Mound Cemetery Fund click here.
The Sportland Park Fund is being established in collaboration with area citizens and the City of Clinton. The purpose of the fund is to spruce-up Sportland Park, Clinton’s largest and most utilized park.
The large scale project includes the renovation of the public restroom facilities, a full remodel of the Duke Energy Wildcat stage area, new turf (drought resistant natural grass) for the 2.5 acres of playing area, four-season landscaping areas to add visual appeal throughout the park, and improvements in parking, accessibility, and safety.
Donations to the Sportland Park Fund may be made online or mailed to: Vermillion County Community Foundation, ATTN: Sportland Park Fund, P.O. Box 532, Clinton, IN 47842-0532.
Nearly 150 students in Fountain and Vermillion County are the recipients of over $250,000 in scholarship awards to be used for their academic pursuits in 2018-2019. Check this site often for new scholarship opportunities and other updates.
Covington Community Foundation is pleased to announce it newest scholarship, the Jeff ‘Chappy’ Chapman Scholarship.
According to Dale White, CEO of the Foundation says, “Friends and family of Jeff ‘Chappy’ Chapman have worked with the Foundation in making this scholarship available to former graduates of Covington High School who are will be full or part-time college students. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist students that are pursuing a vocational/industrial trade’s career pathway, such as welding, auto mechanics, or the like.”
Jeff W. Chapman passed away unexpectantly, at the age of 45, on February 16, 2009.
For more details visit the Scholarship section of the Foundation’s website at: www.wicf-inc.org.
Western Indiana Community Foundation is pleased to announce its partnership with the Fountain County 4-H Council.
According to Dale White, CEO of the Foundation says, “The 4-H Council has established a pass-thru fund with the Community Foundation for the purpose of making improvements to the community building at the Fountain County 4-H Fairgrounds. Members of the Council have recently begun to raise funds to upgrade the restrooms, refresh parts of the concession – kitchen area and make other updates to the building. On the exterior they hope to improve the drainage and expand the parking area. The Foundation will be processing all donations for this project.”
Donations may be made on the Donate Here! link on this page or mailed to Western Indiana Community Foundation, ATTN: 4-H Fairgrounds – Capital Improvement Fund, PO Box 175, Covington, IN 47932.
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